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What to Expect Before and After PEMF Therapy

Wondering what to expect before and after PEMF therapy? If you've never experienced it before, the idea of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy can be a little intimidating. However, with a little preparation, you'll find it's actually an incredible experience!

In this article, we will explore what you can expect before and after PEMF therapy. Whether it's your first or fiftieth experience, this guide should help you be more prepared.

Before PEMF Therapy

Before undergoing PEMF therapy, it's essential to prepare yourself for the treatment session. Here are some things to keep in mind.


Before starting PEMF therapy, it's common to have an initial consultation with a health care professional who understands these treatments. Most of our customers first hear about PEMF from a trusted physical therapist or chiropractor.

During the consultation, your provider can help you determine if PEMF is right for you. They'll review your conditions, treatment goals, and determine the most appropriate approach for your specific needs.

Your provider may also ask you about your medical history, current medications, and any existing health concerns. They will probably ask you if you have a pacemaker, insulin pump or other implant that relies on electricity.

Treatment Plan

Based on your evaluation, your health care professional will likely recommend a specific treatment plan based on your specific needs. This may include details like the frequency and duration of your PEMF therapy, as well as the settings that you should use with your device.

It's important to follow that treatment plan carefully if it is recommended by your medical professional.

Read Manufacturer's Instructions

Although it is always advisable to have a medical consultation prior to beginning a new therapy, some users skip that step if they intend to use PEMF therapy at home. Regardless, it is always important to thoroughly and completely review the manufacturer's instructions before using your own PEMF device.

The manufacturer's documentation can help you understand how to use and care for your device. It can alert you to potential defects and situations that you need to watch out for. It can help you stay safe as you start your PEMF therapy.

During PEMF Therapy

During your PEMF therapy sessions, you should expect to experience the following.

Comfortable Environment

Whether you are at-home or in an office, it is important for your PEMF therapy sessions to take place in a comfortable and relaxing environment. You should lie down or sit in a comfortable position. The position will vary depending on the area being targeted for therapy.

The PEMF device will be placed on or near the area of focus. You may have to adjust or shift midway through the therapy to target new areas. Your provider will walk you through this if you are in the office. If you are at home, please refer to your user manual.

Non-Invasive Therapy

PEMF therapy is non-invasive, so it does not have any surgical procedures or injections. It should not hurt.

The electromagnetic waves that are emitted by a PEMF machine will penetrate through your skin without any damage, pain or discomfort. Some people report feeling a tingling or pulsing sensation during the treatment. It should not be painful.

If you experience pain, please notify your provider immediately or discontinue use of your at-home device. You may need to contact the manufacturer if there are problems.

After PEMF Therapy

You may feel very different before and after PEMF therapy. After all, healing is the goal so there should be some changes. Some people need to use PEMF several times before they notice any differences and others will feel different right away.


Many individuals report feeling a sense of relaxation and improved overall well-being after a PEMF therapy session. The treatment can help promote relaxation, reduce stress levels, and enhance mental clarity.


Some people also notice an increase in energy levels, feeling revitalized and rejuvenated following the therapy.

Improved Mobility

One of the significant benefits of PEMF therapy is its potential to provide pain relief and improve mobility. After completing a session, individuals with chronic pain conditions, such as arthritis or back pain, may experience a reduction in pain intensity and an improvement in their ability to move and perform daily activities. It may take multiple sessions for the full effects to be noticeable, depending on the severity and duration of the pain condition.

Faster Recovery

PEMF therapy is often utilized as part of a comprehensive recovery plan. After undergoing surgery or experiencing an injury, PEMF therapy can support the healing process by promoting blood circulation, reducing inflammation, and stimulating cellular repair. As a result, individuals may experience accelerated healing, reduced swelling, and improved tissue regeneration.

Don't Forget...

It's important to note that individual responses to PEMF therapy can vary. The effectiveness and duration of the effects may depend on several factors, including the specific condition being treated, the severity of the condition, the frequency and duration of therapy, and individual health characteristics. It's essential to maintain realistic expectations and communicate any concerns with your healthcare professional.


PEMF therapy can be very beneficial, so it's important to know what to expect before and after PEMF therapy. Understanding the before and after effects of PEMF therapy allows you to approach your treatment sessions with realistic expectations. Remember to follow your healthcare professional's guidance, adhere to the treatment plan, and communicate openly about your progress.

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